posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 08:55 PM
I'd have to say the Forest Service. I have somewhat of an insider understanding of at least the intermountain west of the F.S., at least as of 15
years ago. It wasn't without problematic situations and personalities, but overall, pretty fair.
Second, believe it or not, The U.S. Postal Service, although technically, the USPS is a private corporation, even though it realizes governmental
retirement, perks, etc. The USPS set out to rid their facilities (this was about ummmmmmm..... 1981 or so) of hazardous materials -- at least as
defined at that time. They were on the cutting edge of asbestos mitigation, and set a standard of clearance level that was at that time three times
more stringent than the level allowed by both the EPA and OSHA. Ditto for UST (underground storage tanks), groundwater mitigation, lead, urea
formaldehyde, and fuel oils, as well as other contaminants.
Yes, both entities protect their own. Yes, both deal with immense amounts of money that is not always tracked down to the penny, but at least both
employ independent auditors to verify their own books.